Colorado’s one proprietor town, Bonanza, lives on

November 25, 2014 - photo frame

Bonanza, a one-man, 133-year-old towering town, lives on.

Bonanza, in Saguache County , was in danger of being relegated to a charcoal store of history, confronting “dis-incorporation” and losing a standing as a state’s smallest city since of a “lack of government.”

But Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Tuesday that Bonanza survives.

“Under Colorado law, a Secretary of State contingency desert towns that destroy to reason elections and work a supervision for 5 years,” a bureau pronounced in a media release. “According to justice filings and coverage in a Pueblo Chieftain, Bonanza hold … a 2009 special election.”

The 2009 choosing asked residents if they wanted to dis-incorporate. “The magnitude perceived a infancy of a votes expel with 11, (but) it unsuccessful to secure a two-thirds infancy needed” to pass, a recover said. A sum of 21 votes were cast. How 21 votes were expel in a city with one proprietor is unclear.

Mark Perkovich, 54, who changed from Denver to Bonanza 19 years ago, is a sole resident.

“I wanted to live during a finish of a mud highway in a center of nowhere,” he told The Denver Post in March.

For now, a secretary’s bureau said: “The destiny of Bonanza lies with a usually resident.”

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822, or

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